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INEC to conduct 6 bye-elections after FCT - ITREALMS

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has disclosed that aside the council election slated for February 12 in the federal capital territory, they also have some six bye-elections afterwards, reports 
Prof. Yakubu, chairman of INEC
Speaking at a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) to review security arrangement for the FCT council election at INEC conference room in Abuja.
According to him the Commission is also preparing for six bye-elections on 26th February 2022, followed by the Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections on 18th June and 16th July 2022 respectively.

He noted that in the case of the Ekiti State Governorship election, the period earmarked in the timetable and schedule of activities for party primaries ended three days ago on 29th January 2022.

“All 18 political parties served notices for their party primaries to elect their candidates for the election and invited the Commission to monitor them.

“One party adopted the direct method for electing its candidate while 16 parties opted for the indirect method,” he said.

As said by him, the Boot Party (BP) did not hold its primary election at any venue known to, and monitored by, the Commission.

“Consequently, we do not expect the party to nominate a candidate for the Ekiti State Governorship election,” he said.

INEC chairman equally warned political parties to strictly adhere to the Commission’s timelines for all activities, including the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates.

“These timelines are firm and fixed. No deviation or violation will be allowed,” he said.

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